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Crazy moment: Pilot’s plane overturns after emergency landing in field

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Pilot Vic Pisani was flying over Queensland, Australia when his engine died mid-flight and he had only minutes to make an emergency landing from 2,500 feet

Insane footage shows a plane being turned upside down in a field after an emergency landing – but the pilot miraculously survived.

Pilot Vic Pisani was flying over Gympie in Queensland, Australia, when his plane’s propeller stopped after its engine stalled on the morning of April 13.

He was 762 meters in the air and had just three minutes to choose a field to land.

Tradies, Matt Frost and Marty Reinwald, who witnessed the landing, filmed the white, light aircraft coming swiftly across the field before crashing into the dirt of a Kandanga paddock while they paused for a cigarette.

Pisani told the Today Show this morning (June 14): “I picked three fields. I couldn’t enter one. The second one looked great but there were cattle everywhere so I had to give this one away.

“I had no choice but to put it where I was standing next to the house. [It] probably wasn’t as frightening to me as it was to local people who thought I might have damaged something.”

Witnesses rushed to the pilot’s aid as soon as they realized he was in trouble, as Frost told the broadcaster: “We were sitting together having a cigarette and we could hear Vic’s plane flying by and I looked and then a few seconds later , we heard the engines stop.

“We looked at it for probably 20 seconds thinking it might just be a training exercise, but about 30 seconds later we realized he was in trouble.”

The couple feared the plane would burst into flames at any moment.

But as they approached the wreck, they saw the pilot emerge unharmed.

Reinwald claimed, “He seemed in good health almost immediately.”

The pilot, who has 30 years of flying experience, said the incident was his first ever emergency landing and appreciated the help from the men on the ground.

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He explained: “Thanks to the training, I’ve ticked off all the checklists on the emergency checklist. These guys were down there in minutes and I really appreciate the help and sorry to scare them.

“Aside from hitting soft ground and flipping it over, which was the resulting crash, it would have been a nice forced landing.”

However, he insists the incident hasn’t stopped him from flying again, as he said “of course” he would want to fly again.

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